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Common questions raised following fatal car accidents

San Francisco news reports that two men have died following a Marin County truck accident. An initial investigation reveals that the pick-up left the road and crashed into a tree, killing both men and a dog riding in the bed of the truck. The incident remains under investigation.

Numerous factors must be considered when any car accident occurs, especially when a serious injury or fatality occurs.

These factors include whether human error played a role– such as reckless or distracted driving, or driving while under the influence. Other considerations include roadway conditions. Was the street or highway properly maintained? Was there any debris or other obstruction which may had led to the incident? In some cases, issues may exist with the vehicle, such as defective breaks or tires. Performing an investigation into whether the vehicle or any parts had been subject to a recall or other consumer alert is important.

Each of these factors affect the overall narrative concerning how an accident occurred and what caused the harm. Here, speed of travel has been identified as a contributing factor. However, the incident remains under investigation

For more information or if you or a loved one has been injured in any type of motor vehicle accident, please contact the dedicated San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Bostwick Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.